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DATELINE: Orlando, FL

Greetings. In just a few weeks the Florida United Numismatists will host its 58th Annual Convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The show will run from January 10-13, 2013. Like last year,

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December 2012 Treasure of the Month

December’s Treasure of the Month consists of two jewelry pieces found in 1992 by Bob “Frogfoot” Weller’s crew not far from Kip Wagner’s cabin near Sebastian, Florida. According to Margaret Weller, Bob’s widow, the piece

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

Special Announcement! Today is a very special day.  We have exactly 1000 days left until the 300th Anniversary of the 1715 Fleet Disaster which will occur on July 31, 2015. The 1715 Fleet Society began

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November 2012 Treasure of the Month

November’s Treasure of the Month is a gold tray, once thought to be a communion tray. Later, it was determined to be a cocoa pot tray. A form of relatively sweet, but spiced cocoa was

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

Visitors to our website are aware of our “Treasure of the Month” which is located on our calendar page. Inasmuch as October is the month of mystery (Halloween) we decided to feature a mystery item

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October 2012 Treasure of the Month

Octobers Treasure of the Month is a mystery item. Obviously it is a fish, but what is its purpose? Is it simply a pendant? A fancy piece of jewelry? Or does it have some other

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September 2012 Treasure of the Month

Our featured Treasure of the Month is an intimate group of five Mexican eight reales from the Spanish colonial mind at Mexico City. These coins display the prominent hammer marks or faceting blows, that are

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August 2012 Treasure of the Month

August’s Treasure of the Month is actually a treasure within a treasure. On June 1st, 2003, Captain Jon Wilson¬† and his crew were working on the Cabin Wreck, one of the most productive of the

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DATELINE: Treasure Coast, Florida

Fleet Day 2012 “The Day After” Ralph Curnow 2008 As Ralph Curnow’s painting vividly reminds us, the morning of July 31st, 1715, revealed the aftermath of a terrible tragedy. 297 years ago today wrecked ships

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

This month (July 31st) marks the 297th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Plate Fleet. However, and most ironically, July 31st marks another Fleet related anniversary. For more information concerning this historic event go

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July 2012 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2012 is Fleet Day and will mark the 297th anniversary of the 1715 Fleet disaster. But July 31st also marks another important but lesser-known Fleet anniversary. On July 31, 1992, the late Captain

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

May was an exciting month for the 1715 Fleet Society.We were contacted by two website visitors who have private collections of jewelry and other fleet related artifacts. These seldom seen items were made available to

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June 2012 Treasure of the Month

June’s Treasure of the Month is an assortment of spectacular jewelry items from an old collection that was recently brought to our attention. The owner of these pieces very graciously allowed us to photograph them

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of my friend and mentor, Lou Ullian.  Lou was an inspiration and a great source of information about the 1715 Fleet.  Just prior to his death, I

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DATELINE: Washington, PA.

Today is the first anniversary of the 1715 Fleet Society website. Much more is coming in the next three years, we promise, but we have not been idle this first year. “Well begun is half

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1715 Glory Hole!

by Ernie Richards Fleet Day this year, July 31st, will mark the 297th anniversary of the tragic loss of the 1715 Plate Fleet along Florida’s east coast. Exactly twenty years ago, July 31st, 1992, Captain

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May 2012 Treasure of the Month

“THE GREATEST COIN RECOVERED FROM THE 1715 FLEET” Mr. and Mrs. Lucky had been coming to Florida’s Treasure Coast for a few years, and they dabbled in a pastime here known as metal-detecting. Escaping the

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DATELINE: West Palm Beach, Florida

Recently a visitor to our website sent us a mysterious photograph of what he called a “1715 Cookie”.At first sight it was not clear what this object was. Our visitor indicated that there was a

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